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  • Rare Thomas Jefferson letter railing against England discovered in attic trove

    07/06/2016 7:26:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    It pays to check those musty old boxes in your attic. An unidentified family in the Deep South made the discovery of a lifetime when they found a letter written by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson in which the third president extols the virtues of American independence and hails victory in the War of 1812. “As in the Revolutionary War, [the British] conquests were never more than of the spot on which their army stood, never extended beyond the range of their cannon shot,” Jefferson wrote in the letter, penned at his Monticello home on Valentine's Day, 1815. "We owe to...
  • A Tale of Two Georges

    07/04/2016 1:33:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 4, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    In Philadelphia, in what now is called Independence Hall, is preserved a Chippendale style chair crafted in 1779 by the cabinetmaker John Folwell, with a sun on the horizon carved at the top. For nearly three months in 1787, George Washington used this chair during the sessions of the Federal Convention. According to James Madison, whose feet would have dangled from it since, at 5’4” he was ten inches shorter than Washington, Benjamin Franklin mused: “I have often in the course of the session looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was...
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/16/2016 8:13:52 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    DC Gazette ^ | 07.29.2014 | Ed Schriber Col. USMC (Ret.)
    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as criminals, issued an executive order...
  • How a Jewish Patriot Saved the American Revolution

    06/12/2016 8:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/12/16 | Susan Frickey
    During the Revolutionary War, our new nation faced a financial crisis. The colonies had no money to pay for the war and the prospects of raising funds were dismal, at best. Colonial troops had not been paid the money due them, so protests ensued. Some officers even surrounded the Continental Congress and held it for ransom, trying to get what was promised the troops for years of hardship, struggle and deprivation. Our young country was very near imploding after all the years of bloodshed, sacrifice and valiant commitment to the dream of liberty. Enter Robert Morris: the richest man in...
  • The Revolutionary War was tough and brutal

    07/08/2007 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies · 1,239+ views
    Creators.com ^ | July 4, 2007 | Froma Harrop
    In the popular mind, the American Revolution was mostly about liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- and the war that followed the Declaration of Independence wasn't much of a war. We imagine toy soldiers in red coats chasing picturesque rebels. Actually, the War of Independence was horrific, according to John Ferling, a leading historian of early America. It was a grinding conflict that rivaled, and in some ways exceeded, the Civil War in its toll on American fighters when looked at on a per-capita basis. Ferling chronicles the suffering in his new book, "Almost a Miracle: The American Victory...
  • Louisiana Democrat State Representative Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

    05/26/2016 4:12:40 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 26, 2016 | Scott McKay (MacAoidh)
    HB 1035, a bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have mandated that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence, sailed through the House Education Committee with a 6-2 vote. But Wednesday, when the bill reached the floor of the House, it had a different fate – amid a torrent of squabbling, Hodges returned the bill to the calendar and it’s likely finished for the session. The Louisiana House of Representatives has 61 Republican members out of 105, and yet it was apparent no consensus for a cornerstone of basic civics in the state’s public schools did not...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    05/26/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin -- An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages --- small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a person of...
  • Six American Independence War Maps Up For Auction

    05/20/2016 3:02:24 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 20, 2016
    Six maps from the American War of Independence, which helped convince George Washington to make a crucial change in strategy, go up for auction in a French chateau next month.
  • "A nation without public virtue...betrayed by their own representatives...

    05/17/2016 7:22:10 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829. As President of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the "Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents," September 13, 1779: "Friends and Fellow Citizens... In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty... the rulers of the state are the servants of the people, and not the masters of those from whom they derive authority... ...The ungrateful despotism and inordinate...
  • Washington and Hamilton – The Alliance That Formed America

    05/15/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christoper N, Malagisi
    In a gripping new look at the important relationship between American founders George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams – authors of the new book Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Formed America, tell the story below of the American founding, which would not have been possible without this grand alliance.  While many historians focus on the friendship and alliance of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Washington and Hamilton reminds us why America would truly not be the prosperous country it is today without this special alliance.Congratulations Stephen & Tony on the paperback release of your new book: Washington and...
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • Researchers Believe Captain Cook’s Famed ‘Endeavour’ Rests at Bottom of Newport Harbor

    05/04/2016 3:22:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Scott Malone
    The wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook sailed through the uncharted South Pacific, may lie a few hundred feet off Rhode Island’s coast in Newport Harbor, researchers said Wednesday. The 105-foot (32-meter) long, three-masted bark, later renamed the Lord Sandwich, had been hired out by the British Royal Navy as a troop transport when it was one of 13 ships deliberately sunk by the British in 1778 in an effort to blockade the harbor.
  • The Forgotten Story of the Revolutionary War

    05/04/2016 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On April 8, 2016, military historian and author Patrick K. O’Donnell spoke at the Heritage Foundation to discuss his book “Washington’s Immortals,” a book about the forgotten people and battles in the revolutionary war. The author discusses facts of the war that many schools fail to recognize; these include details of the colonists’ struggles with the loyalists, the soldiers’ shortages of clothing and food, and the sacrifices of many wealthy colonists. The stories in this book of the band of brotherhood and the sacrifices of the colonists are beneficial for students in order for them to fully understand American values....
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • The Midnight Ride of Sybil Luddington (video)

    03/21/2016 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2016 | Wild Bill for America
    Sixteen year old Sybil Luddington was a hero of the Revolutionary War.....as revolution number two shapes up, we could learn some lessons from our ancestors.
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncan’s involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • Girl bravely rides to warn Colonials

    06/11/2009 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2009 | Peter Cliffe
    Revere thoroughly deserves his place in American history, but another courageous American has been ill-served by those who write books about the Revolutionary War. Revere was 40 at the time of his journey, but she was a girl of 16. Born at Patterson, Putnam County, N.Y., on April 5, 1761, she was the eldest of 12 children born to Henry and Abigail Ludington. On the stormy night of April 26, 1777, she is said to have been putting her younger siblings to bed when the family had a visitor. Close to exhaustion, a messenger had come to tell her father...
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2016 9:15:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 28 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride.
  • What John Adams Knew -- Donald Trump: the populist demogogue John Adams anticipated

    03/18/2016 5:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-18-16 | Kevin Williamson
    There is a line from John Adams of which conservatives, particularly those of a moralistic bent, are fond: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." The surrounding prose is quoted much less frequently, and it is stern stuff dealing with one of Adams’s great fears - one that is particularly relevant to this moment in our history. John Adams hated democracy and he feared what was known in the language of the time as "passion." Adams's famous assessment: "I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run,...